After wearing so many pastels and soft shades in April, I wanted to try bolder, brighter colors for this month. Barielle Daring Dahlia (Wildflower, Spring 2010) is a purplish fuchsia with a subtle pink shimmer:
Picture taken in sunlight. The formula was on the thin side so I needed three coats to achieve desired opacity. But it did apply well and flowed nicely. I love this shade; the color deepens with each successive coat. I also like the secret shimmer; it’s quite fine but not so subtle that you can’t tell it’s there. I paired this with Sally Hansen Urgent Orchid (Insta-Dri) on my toes.
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers (and a lot of the names of the polishes I’ve picked out for this month have something to do with flowers). When I was in Europe last summer, it was the first time that I had a camera to myself on vacation. I had recently learned how to use the macro setting, and I was compelled to take lots of pictures of flowers. (I hadn’t started taking NOTDs, though! I had long, Dita Von Teese-style pointed oval nails then.) I figured I’d share one along with each of this month’s NOTDs. 🙂
I’m no flower expert, so I wouldn’t be able to name any of the ones I took pictures of, oops. But they were pretty to look at! And I do remember where I took each of these photos. This was from a little garden in Chatres, France: